Claus Preisinger

Kieselstein 2022

A wine that fools the greatest Beaujolais Cru drinkers while not losing its roots in the heart of Burgenland. Claus creates a charismatic and joyful Zweigelt - the type of wine you'd want bring to a BBQ in the park with friends, and if you don't watch carefully, your friends might finish the bottle before the steak hits the grill. It's juicy and fun, but made à la Claus, it doesn't lack seriousness.

From a blend of Claus' different Zweigelt vineyards in the Burgenland, Austria, this comes from gravel and limestone soils. The wine was naturally fermented with whole bunches and aged for eight months in foudres. No sulphur added.



Winemaker: Claus Preisinger

Farming: Biodynamic

Region: Burgenland, Austria

Vintage: 2022

Grapes: Zweigelt

Colour: Red

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 75 cL


Behind the Bottle

Claus Preisinger

Claus Preisinger’s story starts 20 years ago at the tender age of 20 with a few tanks and barrels. The newly trained winemaker had just started working for Hans Nittnaus - back then, and still today, one of the pioneers of early organic winemaking in the region. What always stayed was his immense talent to reflect purity and balance in his wines. Around 2006/2007, alongside like-minded growers in the village, he ...